Category: Local

Media Advisory: How can we get more women in newsrooms? New study on gender and journalism in Asia-Pacific gives media professionals their say

“Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific” to be launched by UNESCO, UN Women and IFJ at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in special event on 22 June Click here for the full report BANGKOK, 14 JUNE, 2015 – In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, women … Continue reading Media Advisory: How can we get more women in newsrooms? New study on gender and journalism in Asia-Pacific gives media professionals their say

Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

As President Maitripala Sirisena’s draft of the 20th Amendment is scheduled to be presented to the cabinet today a special media briefing on the representation of women in politics was organised by the Women and Media Collective yesterday, 3rd of June, in Colombo. Followed by continued campaigning by women’s groups in the country a provision … Continue reading Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan, which depicts her victimized by rapists and murderers. Even social media sites which supposedly support responsible reporting should be more sensitive to not contributing to her victimization. This only serves a purpose of sensationalizing the issue and is not taking into consideration the … Continue reading Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

At the Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok from the 18 – 20 May 2015. Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) Executive Director, Dr. Sepali Kottegoda was a panelist at the side event ‘Gender, Sexuality and SRHR in the Post 2015 Development Agenda’. The forum was organised by UNESCAP, United Nations Environment Programme … Continue reading Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Source: UN Women Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Date : 15 May 2015 Today marks the 25th anniversary of recognition by the international community that homosexuality cannot be classified as an illness. We celebrate that critical decision by the World Health Organization as the … Continue reading UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective together with other women’s organisations have been campaigning to increase the representation of women at local, provincial and national level for over 15 years. The current electoral reform process, which is a measure to strengthen representative democracy, should provide an opportunity to increase women’s representation in the Parliament of Sri … Continue reading Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka